Paris 2018 – Italian designer Antonio Facco created Mondo, a pendant and floor lamp composed of a luminous opal glass globe with four movable and overlapping steel shades with optical patterns. The new design for Swedish company Oblure was presented at Maison&Objet 2018.
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“Mondo aims at being a product that invites to the interaction and gives value to the importance of the relationship between man and objet, denying quietly the idea of obsolescence.” Says Antonio Facco to Archipanic. Mondo – World in Italian – pays tribute to Eclipse, the iconic table lamp by design master Vico Magistretti which it share both the moving metal shade system and the reference to outer space.
“Now when we see the finished product it’s hard to understand that we struggled a lot to find a solution for changing the bulb.” Says Antonio Facco. Because of the construction with a horizontal movement there were no obvious way to reach the bulb, but the designer came out with the idea of making one solid shade and to hide a hole behind it.
“I believe that today formal tension alone is not enough to make a product relevant. You must add something more, something much more subtle and hard to define.” Adds Antonio Facco. “I don’t think people are buying with their brains. They use their heart as, in the end, it’s always about feelings”.
Mondo will be debuted at Maison&Objet within the Rising Talents exhibition which will focus on Italian emerging talents selected by six leading personalities. Antonio Facco has been chosen by Giulio Cappellini.
Gothenberg-based lighting brand Oblure – the union between the words object and allure – collaborates with internationally renown designers and up-and-coming talents to create unique objects that intrigue and surprise the beholder.
All images by Oblure.